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Arizona regulators reject new solar fixed charges requested by two utilities (but ends net metering)

Arizona regulators reject new solar fixed charges requested by two utilities (but ends net metering)

September 13, 2018 at 2:13 pm 0 comments

Out in Arizona, home of the demand charge, the Arizona Corporation Commission rejected a request by two utilities to subject new solar customers to large monthly fixed charges. As part of their recent rate cases, Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP) and UNS Electric sought a monthly Grid Access Charge andRead More

Nevada rooftop solar industry booms again after 2017 policy change

Nevada rooftop solar industry booms again after 2017 policy change

May 7, 2018 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

The rooftop solar industry is shining once again in Nevada. NV Energy’s most recent annual plan noted a strong increase in applications for its SolarGenerations rooftop solar program following key state policy changes in 2017 that put the market back on track. SolarGenerations applications went from 287 in 2016 toRead More

South Carolina legislators trying to raise solar net metering cap again

South Carolina legislators trying to raise solar net metering cap again

May 7, 2018 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

South Carolina lawmakers approved a measure that will raise the limit on the number of South Carolinians that can invest in solar and earn credit for their excess power. Amendment 9, which was approved as part of House Bill 4950, will raise the net metering cap from its current 2%Read More

Solar workers rally in Connecticut to try to save net metering

Solar workers rally in Connecticut to try to save net metering

April 26, 2018 at 2:04 pm Comments are Disabled

Solar workers and advocates from over a dozen companies across Connecticut filled the area in front of the Connecticut’s Capitol Building’s north entrance with signs reading “Save Solar Jobs,” and “Fix SB9.” The rally was organized jointly by Solar Connecticut and The Alliance for Solar Choice, with participation from atRead More

Utilities scramble at last second to defeat popular solar bill in South Carolina

Utilities scramble at last second to defeat popular solar bill in South Carolina

April 11, 2018 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

Less than a week after the South Carolina House passed House Bill 4421 (the Electric Consumer Bill of Rights Act) with bipasrtisan support, the bill stalled after utilities raised a technical point that required the House to approve the legislation by a two-thirds majority. In today’s vote, the House votedRead More

South Carolina moves closer to lifting net metering cap for rooftop solar

South Carolina moves closer to lifting net metering cap for rooftop solar

April 9, 2018 at 2:04 pm Comments are Disabled

A bill that will eliminate an artificial cap on net metering from rooftop solar installations, allowing for more people to have solar energy as an electricity option, is moving forward in South Carolina, passing a vote in the state House last week. South Carolina’s solar market grew significantly in 2017. TheRead More

Massachusetts DPU approves demand charge on residential solar customers, Vote Solar challenges

Massachusetts DPU approves demand charge on residential solar customers, Vote Solar challenges

January 15, 2018 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

Nonprofit Vote Solar is challenging the controversial decision of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities’ (DPU) to raise rates and create uncertainty for future solar customers in the Eversource utility territory. The Jan. 5 order by the DPU will force residential solar customers to pay additional charges that could rangeRead More

SEIA: Massachusetts net metering cap stalls $78 million in potential solar projects

SEIA: Massachusetts net metering cap stalls $78 million in potential solar projects

October 10, 2017 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

More than $78 million in solar projects are on hold in Massachusetts, according to new analysis from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). SEIA and Massachusetts partner organizations convened at the State Capitol on Oct. 3 to testify in support of two bills that would raise the net metering caps. TheRead More

Political solar news roundup: Utah net metering fight, ITC case stalls Minn. PV plant, SEIA adds to board

Political solar news roundup: Utah net metering fight, ITC case stalls Minn. PV plant, SEIA adds to board

August 7, 2017 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

Utah rooftop solar installs in standstill The Utah rooftop solar rate debate is reaching its peak, and thus creating uncertainty in the local market. Last November, Rocky Mountain Power proposed charging solar rooftop customers installation fees and nearly triple monthly customer charges and peak-time usage, which the solar industry and solarRead More

The end of net metering? Report sums up movement to new solar compensation plans

The end of net metering? Report sums up movement to new solar compensation plans

July 24, 2017 at 8:57 am Comments are Disabled

OK, so it’s never not a pivotal time for the solar industry, it seems, but The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center’s most recent report does highlight the importance of this current moment in terms of dictating the value of PV to homeowners into the future. The aggregated data within the Q2 2017Read More